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French translation of 'let off'

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let off

separable transitive verb
1.  (not punish)
He let me off with a warning. Il m’a laissé partir avec un avertissement.Il s’en est tenu à un avertissement.
to let sb off sth faire grâce de qch à qn
I let him off his homework. Je lui ai fait grâce de ses devoirs.
2.  (allow to leave) laisser partir
3.  [taxi driver, bus driver, passenger] déposer
4.  [firework] faire partir
5.  [smell] dégager
to let off steam (figurative) (informal) se défouler

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Example Sentences Including 'let off'

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She might not want a shoulder to cry on, but I could give her a place where she could let off a little steam.
J. A. Jance BREACH OF DUTY (1999)
He couldn't, and we both knew it, but he needed to let off steam, and I needed a pillow and mattress.
Goldsborough, Robert MURDER IN E MINOR
He had the look of someone who was imploring to be let off some task that was too much for him, too difficult, too painful.
Ferrars, Elizabeth THY BROTHER DEATH

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